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Michael White

First of all, the big news: Welcome to Tatum Mae Lerner, who joined us on June 3rd. Cherokee Mornings Because of the initial schedule of the Piranhas, we've committed to (and paid for) three more mornings at Cherokee Country Club. Seniors going from 6:30-8:00; Typhoon, Hurricane, and 11-12 Cyclone from 8:00-9:20. Starting THURSDAY, we'll move our mornings back to the high school, with everything starting 30 minutes earlier. Bird Bath Meet One of the summer highlight events in Wisconsin is the Bird Bath Invitational. I've heard fantastic reviews about this...

Michael White

Spring into Summer We’re reaching the final week of our spring session. The transition to the summer session will mean some changes in facilities (welcome back the outdoor time at Cherokee, just in time for these hot May days), adding dryland for Hurricanes, and a schedule that’s a bit wonky until school lets out and the Piranhas get to their outdoor home. So for those swimming in the summer session, be sure to check the Google Calendar at the start of each week. We’ll remind of any changes, but things...

Michael White

Saturday Schedule With the Senior groups headed to the MATC Challenge course Saturday morning, we’ll have a quick, early morning at SPHS. Hurricane & Typhoon 7:00-8:20A Thunderstorm & Tropical Storm 8:20-9:20A Next Weekend’s Meet Since being told we’re on the waiting list, we’ve heard nothing about next weekend’s meet at the RecPlex. At this point, I’m working under the assumption that we aren’t in the meet. I have an email into the meet host, and we’re awaiting confirmation. If that’s true, the overwhelming majority of families indicated they’d rather have...

Michael White

Welcome Back! Welcome back to our 7 week Spring Session. It’s got a mix of short course, long course, and I’m working on the potential for some indoor long course training in May *fingers crossed*. We’re anticipating about 155 swimmers in for this session, so things ought to be pretty manageable in group sizes. Just prior to this, I sent an email to families who weren’t yet registered—if you didn’t get it, you’re in good shape. Dryland One thing different for this spring is the addition of dryland. Dryland will...

Michael White

Regionals With the return of over 30 high school boys to the roster, we’re looking at incredible meet participation from Storm next weekend at Regionals with almost 150 Storm swimmers competing! Entry Selection: The switch in this meet from picking what day you’ll be there to picking events has caused a bit of chaos, namely swimmers entered in wrong sessions. Now that we’re finalizing meet entries, please double-check your swimmers entries (right where you’d declare them for the meet) and make sure the days/sessions match what you’re expecting. Weekend Practice...

Michael White

High School Boys One of the difficulties with the Senior group is reintegrating 30+ boys with an existing group of 35+ girls. Add to that managing group sizes in a pandemic and we have an impossible problem. So, what we’ve done is this: High school boys that didn’t participate in JV conference will train with the Typhoon group for the remainder of the short course season (through Regionals). The boys that swim in JV Conference will be split between the Typhoon and Senior 1 group. The boys that swim in...

Michael White

We were limited in the time we could get Friday, so all Senior swimmers have been moved to tomorrow morning. All other groups have evening practice at SPHS. Saturday morning practices were moved slightly earlier, with Typhoon group getting a practice offered. ALSO We've got a trial day with Train608 Strength and Performance, who have just opened up shop in Sun Prairie. Our Typhoon and Senior groups will give things a try on Monday and if we like it, we'll try and offer dryland for as many groups as possible...

Michael White

With SPHS boys hosting two home meets this week, we've got a very different schedule on Tuesday and Friday: On Tuesday, all Senior swimmers will train in the morning and will be headed to a baking competition in the afternoon. Cyclones will be off; all other scheduled groups will be at Fall River. On Friday, all senior swimmers will train in the morning. The groups largely unaffected by the Rising Stars meet (Typhoon and Cyclone) will train at Fall River--all other groups have the opportunity to race at the Rising...

Michael White

Thank You The Winter Classic is one of those meets that’s just an absolute bear to take on, but feels so good when the last car finally leaves the parking lot. This is the 5th year we’ve hosted the massive 2.5 day meet, and it’s regularly brought huge numbers of swimmers (over 500!), great racing, and a ton of hard work from our team and our community. Thanks to everyone who pitched in to do their part, and especially to those that did their part and even more. In light...

Michael White

Weekend Practice Schedule Friday, Dec 10th Saturday, December 11th Normal AM Senior 1&2 4:15-5:30P at SPHS Thunderstorm 5:30-6:20P at SPHS Cyclone 6:20-7:20P at SPHS Typhoon 6:20-7:20P at SPHS Hurricane 7:20-8:20P at SPHS Tropical Storm 7:20-8:20P at SPHS Reduced Practices with LSC Champs Meet All 13&O (Hurricane, Typhoon, SR1, SR2) will swim from 6:15-7:35A at SPHS All 12&U (THUN, TROP, CYC, HURR, TYP) have the morning off Winter Classic Things are coming together quickly for the Winter Classic. I wanted to give a bit of a progress report on things: There...